April 17, 2021

The situation with the third wave of COVID-19 in Ontario has worsened and following the new provincial regulations announced today, all recreational facilities have been closed as of 12:01 AM April 17th. Unfortunately, this impacts our club, which will remain closed until restrictions ease.

In the meantime, we will continue working to restart with all our tennis programs as soon as it is permitted. At this point, the expectation is to be back sometime mid-May, which would allow us to pick up organized tennis close to our normal start time. Should we incur in further delays, we would evaluate option of offering refunds.

If you have not done so yet, don’t forget to renew your membership, and to register for House League and In-house Intercounty level play. The early bird rates will remain in place until we can open, and all organized play will be offered at no extra cost.

Stay safe. Hope to see you back on the courts soon.

David Garcia
President Richmond Hill Lawn Tennis Club


April 9, 2021

It has been a few weeks since we welcomed you to a new season and, as we approach Opening Day, it is time to start getting organized for the season.

As you know we are currently under a stay-at-home order in the Province of Ontario. Fortunately for us, tennis has been considered a physical activity that is allowed under the list of exceptions to leave home. However, it is important that we respect health and safety regulations as well as playing rules. If you are intending to play now, please read 2021 Playing Rules for April.

Organized programs are slotted to start in May, and we are now beginning the planning process. We are waiting for confirmation on start date for Intercounty leagues. Until IC is underway, we will be arranging intercounty level matches Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, while House League will return to its usual format on Wednesday evenings.

If you want to participate in evening organized matches or in the House League, please fill in this form  indicating your level and the additional information requested. Please note that we are trying to have about the same numbers of players in each level, so we reserve the right to place players in different levels and make adjustments at any time in order to provide opportunities for everyone to play evenly matched tennis. When intercounty play begins, we will try to continue with some in-house play for A to C level players, but the nights and number of available courts will likely change. Regular House League players who do not play intercounty, will not be affected.

There is no additional charge if you have renewed your membership. Don’t forget to register if you have not done so yet.

We also want to announce the implementation this year of an online booking system to reserve playing time at the club to eliminate the need to wait for court time. We are working to launch it by Opening Day. Stay tuned for more details soon.

Looking forward to a more normal season this year. Let’s do our part to keep everyone safe. Please read the rules. 

David Garcia
President Richmond Hill Lawn Tennis Club


March 7, 2021

The spring is around the corner and it is time to start thinking on the 2021 outdoor tennis season. Many things have happened since we said goodbye in November and, while we are still living the rollercoaster experience that started one year ago, I am confident that soon we will recover a semblance of normality.

To help you feel closer to it, we are opening registration for the 2021 season [LINK]. We intend to run the club as close to normal as the conditions allow, with lessons, leagues, and Intercounty play. We cannot confidently lay out how we will structure our programs yet, as it will be subject to the regulations we face after May, but as we did last year, we will maximize the opportunities for all of you to play.

The fees for the 2021 season remain at the same amounts as in previous years, with an early bird discount if you complete your registration before Opening Day (May 1st):

Adult Membership - $105 ($95 early bird rate – before May 1st)

Family Membership - $250 ($230 early bird rate – before May 1st)

Junior Membership - $35

Take advantage of the early bird fees. All of those who have signed up before Opening Day will be able to pick up their membership tags on May 1st.

We won’t be collecting additional fees for House League or Intercounty at this point. Once we are closer to Opening Day and we have more certainty about the different options to play we will provide instructions to sign up and pay the corresponding fees.

We continue to offer lessons for kids and adults under the supervision of our Pro Adam Johnston. Registration for spring lessons is already open through our website [LINK]. Sign up before it is too late.

Although the season starts officially on May 1st, we will endeavour to have the nets up as soon as the weather allows after April 1st. We will also try to bring the windscreens up as early as possible so that we can enjoy the better conditions they provide. Stay tuned for our call to assist with the installation.

Looking forward to seeing you on the courts very soon!

David Garcia
President Richmond Hill Lawn Tennis Club

Tennis Lessons

Questions about our tennis lessons? You can reach us by email or telephone.

Email: lessons@rhltc.ca

Telephone: (416) 835-4972

Club Operations

Club Manager: manager@rhltc.ca

161 Newkirk Road,
Richmond Hill, ON
(We're located at Crosby Park)

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